Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy | Spider Vein Treatment

This discussion is for sclerotherapy of superficial visible veins. A different type called ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is for the treatment of incompetent veins and is discussed on a different page. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat small Varicose Veins and Spider Veins. At MD Laser Medicine & Surgery, sclerotherapy involves the injection of either Sotradecol (sodium tetradecycl sulfate) or Asclera (polidocanol) , directly into the varicose vein. Both Sotradecol (sodium tetradecyl sulfate) and Asclera are FDA-approved chemicals indicated for sclerotherapy.  The chemical solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. Sclerotherapy is a time tested procedure that has a long medicinal history.  During the procedure, which typically takes just 15 to 30 minutes, mild stinging is typically reported by patients.  However, there is no recovery or downtime necessary.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Banda today to learn more about this procedure, his experience and training.   Discover why we are the region’s destination for minimally-invasive cosmetic medical procedures.

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Clement Banda, M.D., founder and medical director of MD Laser Medicine & Surgery, is a diplomate of the ABVLM (formally known as the ABPh) and the American Board of Laser Surgery.

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